Shrek to return to the Edinburgh Playhouse

Shrek to return to the Edinburgh Playhouse

It’ll be a green Christmas in Edinburgh this year as Shrek the Musical returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse for an extended run. The larger than life production, which has previously enjoyed successful runs on Broadway and in London, will kick of a brand new UK tour in the Capital this December. The show will be directed by Nigel Harman, who originated the role of the villainous Lord Farquaad at London’s  Theatre Royal Drury Lane in…

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Wicked to fly back to Edinburgh

Wicked to fly back to Edinburgh

It has been confirmed that Wicked will fly back into Edinburgh for a limited run next summer. The musical, which was seen by more than 175,000 people when it took up residence in the Capital back in 2014, will return to the Edinburgh Playhouse for five weeks from Tuesday 8, May until Saturday, 9 June 2018. Based on Gregory Maguire’s best-selling novel, the Broadway and West End phenomenon tells the incredible untold story of Oz’s…

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Review: Marvel Universe Live, The Hydro

Review: Marvel Universe Live, The Hydro

Fast-paced, loud and thrilling, Marvel Universe Live is an immersive superhero experience that more than managed to justify its expensive price tag. Produced by Feld Entertainment, the team behind the renowned Disney on Ice franchise, the all-new arena show will appeal primarily to children who have outgrown the company’s Princess-centric tours, as well as teens and adults familiar with the Marvel comic books and movies. Whilst the show’s plot, which follows a gaggle of iconic…

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Review: MagicFest Christmas Special, George Square Theatre

Review: MagicFest Christmas Special, George Square Theatre

With Christmas being the most magical time of the year, it seemed only fitting that the organisers of the Edinburgh International Magic Festival decided to launch a festive special to top off 2016. Taking place in George Square Theatre, MagicFest Christmas Special: A Collection of Wonders followed a cabaret format and comprised several spellbinding performances from some of the world’s leading magicians. Hosted by likeable festival founder Kevin Quantum, the family-friendly show lasted two hours…

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Preview: Mamma Mia!, Edinburgh Playhouse

Preview: Mamma Mia!, Edinburgh Playhouse

Prepare to be transported back to the Eighties thanks to the arrival of Mamma Mia! at the Edinburgh Playhouse tonight (29 November) for an extended five-week run over the festive period. The upbeat and vibrant musical is set on a sunny Greek island and follows the story of a young woman named Sophie who sets out to find her estranged father the day before she gets married. In doing so, she brings her mother face…

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Review: Ghost, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Ghost, Edinburgh Playhouse

The controversy surrounding Sarah Harding’s role in the touring production of Ghost the Musical has, so far, overshadowed an otherwise stunning production. Of course, the scathing reviews she’s attracted for her portrayal of Molly beg the question – is she really that bad? Put simply, the answer is no. Whilst she fails miserably in terms of maintaining her character’s American accent, her vocals come across as surprisingly polished during With You and there’s clearly chemistry…

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Interview: Alexe Gilles, Disney on Ice Presents Frozen

Interview: Alexe Gilles, Disney on Ice Presents Frozen

When professional ice skater Alexe Gilles was a little girl, she spent hours on end watching classic Disney movies with her siblings. What she didn’t do, however, was picture herself spending her adult years working as a real-life Disney Princess. Yet that’s exactly what she’s been doing since she was cast as Elsa in Feld Entertainment’s Disney on Ice Presents Frozen three years ago. Ahead of the show skating into The SSE Hydro in Glasgow…

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Preview: Ghost, Edinburgh Playhouse

Preview: Ghost, Edinburgh Playhouse

Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding will join former Hollyoaks actor Andy Moss in a new production of Ghost the Musical, which opens at the Edinburgh Playhouse tonight. Inspired by the 1990 Academy Award-winning film, which starred the late Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg, the musical will follow the movie’s timeless story of love, despair and hope. Although the musical was performed in Edinburgh back in 2013, the current production will feature an expanded…

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Review: The Full Monty, King’s Theatre

Review: The Full Monty, King’s Theatre

Off to see The Full Monty at the King’s Theatre this weekend? Expect big laughs, a giddy audience and an unexpectedly heart-warming show. When a group of disillusioned former steelworkers from Sheffield witness the success of a Chippendales show in their local pub, they decide to try and claw their way out of unemployment by becoming self-taught strippers. Gaz (portrayed by Gary Lucy) desperately needs cash for child maintenance so that he can see his…

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MagicFest to launch inaugural Christmas Special

MagicFest to launch inaugural Christmas Special

As if Christmas in Edinburgh wasn’t magical enough, MagicFest are set to launch their inaugural festive spectacle in the Capital this year. MagicFest Christmas Special: Collection of Wonders will take place at Edinburgh University’s George Square Lecture Theatre from Tuesday 27 – Friday 30 December and will feature a mix of thrilling magic acts and hilarious comedy performances, hosted by Kevin Quantum. The family-friendly show will feature captivating performances from a host of the UK’s…

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